Quick Q: can I upgrade Windows editions by simply setting a new OEM SLP Key?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by core2extreme, Jan 22, 2012.

  1. core2extreme

    core2extreme MDL Novice

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    I have a Asus B43J notebook with SLIC 2.1 and valid Asus certificate pre-installed, running Windows 7 Professional (00371-OEM-8992671-00407). If I want to convert it to Ultimate, can I just change the product key using Command Prompt, or do I have to re-install/upgrade using an Windows disc?
     
  2. tcntad

    tcntad MDL Guru

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    A quicksearch says you can do that using anytime upgrade, as long as you have slic 2.1 (BIOS/EFI or Windows Loader)
     
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    core2extreme MDL Novice

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    I don't think it works anymore, I tried entering both Asus and Dell Ultimate keys and I get to the step where it's "starting Upgrade" and then, suddently:

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  5. Ev1lM0nk3y

    Ev1lM0nk3y MDL Senior Member

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    Doesn't work since SP1, TO get it to work un-install sp1 (if you can) and the upgrade then install sp1 again
     
  6. core2extreme

    core2extreme MDL Novice

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    Would an "upgrade" installation from SP1 Professional to SP1 Ultimate work?
     
  7. Ev1lM0nk3y

    Ev1lM0nk3y MDL Senior Member

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  8. core2extreme

    core2extreme MDL Novice

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    It worked!

    Huh! After a reboot, it upgraded itself ! :clap3:
    So yes, confirmed: Anytime upgrade using SLP keys does work even with SP1 in 2012.
    Looks like this is a common issue with Asus systems. This forum is amazing :worthy:
     
  9. Ev1lM0nk3y

    Ev1lM0nk3y MDL Senior Member

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    never worked with sp1 with any of the machines i've tried so massive bonus for you :D
     
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    100 MDL Expert

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    #10 100, Jan 22, 2012
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